Jeanne Willis has had a successful career working in advertising and as an author, writing over eighty picture books, poetry books, television scripts and novels for children. Her teenage novel Naked Without a Hat was shortlisted for the 2003 Whitbread Children's Book Award and Dumb Creatures was longlisted for the 2005 Carnegie Medal. Her other novels include Shamanka (9781844286492) and Grandad and John (9781844288984), and her picture books include Little Big Mouth (9781844288717), Mummy, Do You Love Me? (9780744570847) and Never Too Little to Love (9780744596502). She lives in London, N14. www.jeannewillis.com Nick Maland has illustrated numerous picture books, including Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies and You've Got Dragons by Kathryn Cave, which was the overall winner at the V&A Illustration Awards 2003. He lives in Lewes, East Sussex.
An appealing story with memorable characters * Lovereading *